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Need source for RCBS RS press handle

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by willienels, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. willienels

    willienels Member

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    I have an RCBS RS(Reloader Special) press with no handle. RCBS said I would have to send them the piece that it screws into and they could make one. It appears that the fine threads on the handle need to be 9/16". My best measurement with a caliper confirms the 9/16". I have tried 1/2" and 5/8" handles from other presses and that attempt points to 9/16" also. I can probably find a bolt locally with the proper thread so that I can come up with the proper designation for diameter and pitch. Shouldn't somebody have these handles on the shelf somewhere? Any ideas?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I would think you could take the bottom toggle link to any hardware store and confirm the thread size & pitch with an off-the-shelf bolt.

    Then call RCBS back and tell them which one you have.

    It seems really odd that they would have to make one!

    I also think it would be possible to turn down any handle until it fits through the hole with no slop, then drill & tap it for a cap screw & washer on the bottom.

    rcmodel
     
  3. lev83

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    PM sent I have the handle you need.
     
  4. willienels

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    Thanks everyone for all the help. I got a warranty handle from RCBS and bought an extra one from lev83.

    I am closing this thread.
     
  5. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

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    Thread closed at OP's request.
     
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